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RE: "Montana is currently the laughingstock of the nation ... "

In reality stupid uses of language and misrepresentation of facts are the only laughingstocks of this event.

"As the case wound its way through the legal system, the girl committed suicide ... With the teen's death, the prosecution entered into what is known as a "deferred prosecution agreement" with Rambold."

So the state has no witness and no case at this point. However it appears a deal was made and then the state tried to obtain a lengthy sentence on technicalities of a deal for a case that was never went to trial:

"He made some violations of his treatment program ... They were more technical and not the kind you would send someone to prison for."

Furthermore, "I simply did not have the evidence to conclude that her taking her life was because of her sexual offense by Mr. Rambold."

And to top it off, he was charged with sexual intercourse without consent (obviously the argument was going to be a minor can not consent) but it is characterized as rape? I mean wtf?

"It's not probably the kind of rape most people think about," Baugh said. "It was not a violent, forcible, beat-the-victim rape, like you see in the movies. But it was nonetheless a rape. It was a troubled young girl, and he was a teacher. And this should not have occurred."

No shit its not the kind of rape most people think about because its not rape which is by definition violent and/or forcible. If it was a troubled young girl, a fourteen year old boy, and it should not have occurred, would it be characterized as rape in any form? Hell no.

If there is one thing psychology and the modern phenomenons of marketing and public relations have proven beyond a reasonable doubt is that most people act from emotion, not reason, a lot of the time.

What is the difference between a guy's dick getting hard who ends up having consensual sex with a fourteen year old and say ... someone getting trampled to death on black Friday so someone could save $100 on a tv?

The story leads us to believe mom is going apeshit over the legal result of her "troubled" daughter who (a) had sex; and, (b) committed suicide. What kind of family is mom running?

"As a result of the sexual assault and its aftermath, (the teen) experienced severe emotional distress, humiliation and embarrassment and fell into irreversible depression that tragically led to her taking her own life on February 6, 2010," Hanlon said in a complaint filed against Rambold."

No shit mom ... why didn't you relocate your daughter to a completely new environment?

I am not taking any sides. I am not siding with parents of a troubled teenager who sent a teenager to her own humiliation funeral nor am I condoning acts of the teacher.

I have only commented in an extreme way because the headlines on this story have framed it in a way which prevents any rational discussion about very real issues. Teenagers have a lot of sex. Parents do a shitty job raising teenagers clearly evidenced by the moral decay of society. People used to give away their fourteen year old daughters hand in marriage and in some parts of the world they still do. People claim the teacher should have known better when they are also hypocrites who act on their emotions. None of it can be reasonably discussed when everyone is going ape shit acting on emotions induced by a headline which reads:

"Montana teacher gets 30 days in jail in rape of 14-year-old student who later kills herself"